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Standing Up Against Wealth-Shaming

Mark GA Wrote: Jan 29, 2014 5:54 PM
Sure if by "moving money around", you mean investing in good ideas that propel civilization forward.
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Standing Up Against Wealth-Shaming

Mark GA Wrote: Jan 29, 2014 5:50 PM
Those at the top of the ladder didn't create the problems at the bottom. We know what the predictors of poverty are. Poor Education, teen pregnancy, fatherless homes, these are big issues that cause poverty. The left would rather farm the poor for votes, than do anything to lift up these people into free thinking self sufficient individuals. Every now and then they give lip service to the problem, but real change might mean those votes that they harvest would dry up.
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Re-state of the Union

Mark GA Wrote: Jan 29, 2014 5:12 PM
I would like to know why you think that the number of "abusers" will be the same. Prohibition caused Cirrhosis death rates to drop from 29.5 per 100,000 in 1911 to 10.7 in 1929. Furthermore, admissions to state mental hospitals for alcoholic psychosis declined from 10.1 per 100,000 in 1919 to 4.7 in 1928. It appears that alcohol prohibition, was a huge success in curtailing the number of abusers. Surely the abuse rate in drugs that are illegal will increase in proportion to their addictive nature. I would expect drug abuse for narcotics, methamphetamine, and crack cocaine to sky rocket.
I also went through the document dump. I was pretty amazed that the administration released stuff that to my eye is pretty damaging to them. As you pointed out, Vieter and Rhodes are political cronies of Obama. They worked for him. They were copied in on the talking points before any significant changes were made. Later, at 3:04PM, "WH PRESS" was also being copied into the process. The 4:42PM changes to the talking points were the first to change "attack" to "demonstration". This apparently was before the FBI or the State Department was being included in the process. We are not provided any material that explains why the inaccurate word "demonstration" was substituted for "attack". It is however crystal clear that the Obama administration had representatives present that were part of the editing process.
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Free Speech, Hidden Cameras Don't Mix

Mark GA Wrote: Apr 16, 2013 3:26 AM
Ms. Saunders asserts that "Secret tapings can only have a chilling effect on the classroom", without giving anything approaching a reasoned argument as to why this is would be true. Mr. Sragow was turned into a "chew toy" not because he exercised academic freedom, but because his academic profligacy was inconsistent with the standards of an institution of higher learning.
Cicero9- Of course you know that flip side of Buckly's legalization coin was that any adult that supplied drugs to minors would get the death penalty.
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Frack to the Future

Mark GA Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 1:38 AM
Stossel hopefully says "...for the first time since the 19th century, America may become a net exporter of energy. Probably not during Obama's tenure. "The Economist" recently pointed out that our two dozen LNG import terminals, have all applied for export licenses. They now sit idle. Thanks to fracking, we no longer need to import LNG. However, only one facility has been able to acquire the needed license form the Department of Energy. Like the Keystone XL, the Obama administration is dragging it's feet. But this time it's a US product worth hundreds of billions of dollars that is being denied export. Hopefully someday we will have access to plentiful cheap clean energy. In the here and now, this delay is making the planet dirtier.
Jerome41-- The words "sharp spike" indicate a problem of greater use among teens. You could at least admit that a TV station with no ax to grind, has investigated and found an increase in teen use. It is disingenuous to dismiss this finding because you don't believe something is true unless you have "numbers". Instead, you put your faith in a completely unsupported belief that teen consumption will drop eventually for some reason.
jdbarras-- Please detail the "far more deleterious effects" that alcohol intoxication causes versus Marijuana intoxication. I think you'll find neither type of intoxicated person, should be anywhere near a cockpit.
Paulus Textor-- To assert that Marihuana is "mildly-psychoactive" is either the statement of one who has never used Marijuana or is a liar. Anyone that has been around users, has commonly seen those that were so high, that they were completely dysfunctional.
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